The British girl band - which also includes members Emma
Bunton, 36, Mel C, 38, Geri Halliwell, 40 and Mel B, 37 - are reportedly set to
announce their reunion within weeks and are thinking about recruiting a new
member to take the fashion designer's place in the group so they can continue
to make new music and tour.
A source told the MailOnline: ''The girls are going it alone
without Victoria. They are keen to get back together and were trying to work
out if they could do it as a four-piece. I think they know this is the last
chance for them to get the band going again.
''But the Spice Girls as a foursome is not going to get them
another record deal or sell out big venues. They need an extra cherry on the
cake. And the cherry on the cake would be if they replaced Victoria.
''And that leads to the next question: who do they replace
her with? At the moment it's all being done in a very cloak-and-dagger way and
not through official channels.
''At the moment they're thinking who, out there, who's been
in a another band, could be Victoria. There would be interest in a television
series, but I think they're keen on someone with industry experience rather
than discovering a new star.''
When asked to comment on the speculation, a spokesperson for
Victoria would only say: ''Victoria respects all of the girls and will always
support them all personally and professionally.''
Among those rumoured to be in the running to replace her is
former Sugababes star Heidi Range, 29, who is already close friends with Emma.
Last week Victoria and her family posed separately from the
group and hid away during the 'Viva Forever!' after-party.
The 38-year-old fashion designer arrived at the marquee on
the banks of London's River Thames on Tuesday evening (11.12.12) with her
husband David, 37, and sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, and seven-year-old Cruz after
the opening of the Spice Girls musical at Piccadilly Theatre but instead of
joining the rest of her bandmates on the dancefloor, they sat quietly in the
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